Queensland’s terrestrial protected areas, including national parks and nature refuges, are world-renowned for their diversity, unique flora and fauna, and breathtaking scenery. They are the cornerstone of Queensland’s nature conservation programs; protecting our state’s rich biological diversity. This protection is increasingly important in the face of a changing climate.
The Draft Queensland Protected Area Strategy discussion paper has now been released by Minister Stephen Miles and is available to download here.
The draft strategy aims to facilitate discussion on the key actions identified by the Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR), to achieve a sustainable expansion and effective management of Queensland’s protected area estate with involvement from both the public and private sectors.